Strings & Things

August 1, 2019

Tull Glazener is coming to Wichita on Wednesday, August 7th. The following is the schedule for the day:

3:00-4:15- Workshop 1

4:30-5:00- Mini Concert

5:15-6:30- Workshop 2

The event will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church -- 5002 E Douglas in Wichita -- in the Pa...

February 1, 2019

The Great Plains Dulcimer Alliance is a pretty awesome organization.  I've been quite impressed with it since I first moved to Wichita and got involved in 2015.  There are educational opportunities, performances, and lots of great food and fellowship.  Every year, I li...

August 15, 2018

There's a new old-time music jam session in town, sponsored by the Kansas Bluegrass Association. It will be held once a month at the Donut Whole (1720 East Douglas) in Wichita. The jam will meet on the last Tuesday of every month from 7-9pm. Since many of the tunes on...

May 18, 2018


Wendy Songe will be presenting a full day of mountain dulcimer workshops on Wednesday, May 23rd. Wendy is a wonderful musician from Tulsa, OK. It is an honor to have her in Wichita for the day. Invite all your friends and come learn something new!

10:00-11:00- Finger...

May 1, 2018

Is your schedule as busy as mine? Do you wake up realizing you haven't picked up your instrument for … days … weeks …??? It's so easy for our time to get filled - I've been caring for aging grandparents, remodeling my house, and keeping up with daily life. I'm sure you...

April 10, 2018

VI WICKAM AND JUSTIN BRANUM are two of America's finest fiddlers. Their new album Armadillo On A Hot Tin Roof is a testament to the depth of their musicianship. From traditional old-time tunes to melancholy ballads, jazzy western swing to classic-sounding originals; ea...

April 3, 2018

My first dulcimer teacher was my dad – a fledgling mandolin player. For the first several years that I played dulcimer, I didn't even know any other mountain dulcimer players. I was learning from bluegrass musicians nearby who played guitar, banjo, and fiddle. Turns ou...

March 28, 2018

Our club's annual fundraiser is coming up on Saturday, April 21st. See the flier for all the details:

March 6, 2018

  1. Add Chords. Most music has chords written in. You simply have to find the best form of the chord to use to get the best sound & playability.

  2. Play the melody on the bass string. Because the melody & bass strings are the same note an octave apart, you can play t...

February 6, 2018

Traditions exist because one person teaches another person to value them and keep them going. As old-time musicians, there are many traditions we hold dear and legacies we are continuing. GPDA is committed to educating new players, sharing traditional music with others...

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